HAPPY 24th SOBER ANNIVERSARY TO
Sunday July 5 1985, PRAYER GIRL had her last drink of alcohol. Several distilleries closed down, laying off thousands of workers. Havoc ruled on Wall Street. President Reagan issued a proclamation that the US government will begin taking over the liquor industry, to soothe unsettled national fear and nerves. The world was in panic. Should PG drink again, all would be well, that sense of ease and comfort in the world would come at once. The globe would be no longer restless, irritable, and discontented...
24 years later, the world is still restless, irritable, and discontented.
NOTE: This will be my blog until Sunday night. Thanks blog-friends, for your understanding.
STEVE'S GRATITUDE LIST
FOR JULY 2009
That Prayer Girl is happily sober 24 years Sunday July 5, 2009
That Prayer Girl has stuck by me, loved me, through these past 18 years of that sobriety
That Prayer Girl is "PRAYER" girl
That God answers her prayers, and mine...in God's time
That God put in front of me again today a man who wanted what we have
That God allowed this person to "listen"
That I realize "being grateful" means being useful in God's world
That by being very involved in Alcoholics Anonymous is for me the best showing of "gratitude" which I can imagine of
(I'm grateful to Mary Christine for showing me it's all right (legal!) to end a sentence with a preposition even though it irritates me to do so)
That an eight-months-long misunderstanding has been reconciled
That God will, when asked, melt two cold human hearts in one fell swoop
That God does not mind if I silently and happily weep
That God does for me daily what I cannot do for myself
That I can practice "acceptance" to become more "acceptable" to you Peeps and finally to God
That I realize it is not too late to get back and work on family love and unity
For many friends in many rooms of AA
For (God loves you, too!) my friend-Peeps here on the blogroll
For those who for some reason are not yet ON my blogroll
To God for giving me Flex, my Guardian Angel
For God allowing me to SO enjoy life here on earth. I never imagined such fun really existed, outside of the movies.
For being shown that I can recognize things which I am grateful for
PICASSO defined art as "a lie that let's us see the truth."
SO grateful, SO happy, SO sober today am I...and I wish the same for all the blog-peeps everywhere, and for you, my special peeps right here:
Peace, and Love,Steve E
Trivia from L.M. Boyd's "Curiosity Shop" Page 77